2024-25 Virginia Western Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    May 29, 2024  
2024-25 Virginia Western Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

Criminal Justice: Foundations Career Studies Certificate


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Career Certificate Studies
221-400-45

 

Purpose: The Career Studies Certificate in Criminal Justice: Foundations of Criminal Justice provides an overview of foundational topics related to criminal justice. This curriculum is designed to provide a broad educational foundation, which will prepare graduates for employment in numerous criminal justice related occupations.  

Program Objectives: Employment opportunities exist in a wide variety of areas: uniformed officers for local, county and state police agencies; enforcement/investigative officers for federal government agencies; corrections, retail and industrial security, probation/parole, insurance work and private investigation.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.

Placement Requirements: Students who do not demonstrate readiness for college-level English will be required to select appropriate EDE 10  or ENG 111 /EDE 11*  coursework in consultation with an advisor.

Program Notes:  All required courses also apply towards the AAS degree in Criminal Justice.

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